Screen Style: Get the Royal Look Inspired By Netflix Hit The Crown

updated Jul 17, 2020
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If you’ve been paying attention during Awards Season, you know that The Crown has been sweeping ceremonies like The Golden Globes and SAGs — and for good reason. The binge-in-three-days-or-less series is beautifully acted, full of dramatic storylines, and inspiring for any design or decor lover looking to add period pieces to their home.

In fact, The Crown‘s production design is one of the real stars of the show, with its ability to instantly transport you to the world of Queen Elizabeth II’s Buckingham Palace, Balmoral Castle and Westminster Abbey. And while the series wasn’t technically shot on location, that doesn’t mean you can’t use elements from The Crown to give your space the royal treatment.

With the help of Heather Basso, founder of Studio H Interiors, a Long Island-based interior design company that specializes in marrying European flair with American modernism, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite items inspired by The Crown, which are all (rather obviously) fit for a Queen:

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“Pairing a velvet front with a brocade back, this is a modern take on an 18th Century English wing chair — and it’s extra glam,” says Basso.

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“This gilt mirror will give your powder room a great unexpected regal touch,” Basso adds.

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Just imagine seeing this needlepoint pillow at Windsor Castle… okay, maybe not. But it will look great on your sofa or loveseat paired with other sumptuous velvet or wool tartan plaid pillows, Basso says.

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“What could be better than having not one, but two royals on your wall at the same time,” she says of Andy Warhol’s modern interpretation of a timeless QEII portrait.

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“Ralph Lauren captures the essence of baronial splendor with these candelabras that would be right at home in Balmoral Castle or in your home,” Basso says. “They’ll fit well in any dining room, of course, but you can also use them to spice up your entry by greeting your guests with candlelight!”

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Bernard Maisner calligraphy has the most beautiful notes and cards. They’re great for adorning a wall or an easel, or you could simply leave them out on a desk to be admired, recommends Basso.

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Sometimes it’s about setting a mood, and these longchamp-style champagne flutes do just that — in celebratory times, you can see the cast of The Crown drinking out of the exact ones.

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“What could be more British than tea in a floral china tea pot…because you never do know who might drop by,” Basso says.

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“Nothing says The Crown like a literal crown candelabra chandelier. But instead of looking for a sparkly, over-the-top version full of the Queen’s jewels, opt for this distressed version which will give your space the antique look of a fallen monarchy. Or, there’s always this straight up glam option if that’s more your thing,” Basso adds.

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“Every interior needs a quality antique or two to balance the old with the new. No matter what your interior looks like, you should keep your eyes open to the antiques you pass daily in mom’s attic, at the local flea market, at an auction or the antique shop on Main Street…you may be surprised where you find that perfect gem. Make it yours by reupholstering in a modern fabric—like leather or shagreen—or consider giving its color a high gloss finish,” says Basso. The outcome will be something of a modern twist, and if all else fails, there is always her majesty’s traditional Scottish plaid!